by Hannah Craven
Places to Visit
If you’re a fan of the classic seaside holiday, you’re bound to enjoy a day out to Burry Port.
This bustling port is home to a small, yet lovely beach. A wonderful spot to enjoy a cooling paddle in the summer months, it’s great for families to enjoy the sights and sounds of the seaside. With gorgeous views across to Gower, you might want to pack a picnic and enjoy them from the golden sands of the bay!
Thinking about a visit to Burry Port? Here’s everything you need to know about this charming village…
For the older inhabitants of Burry Port, the transformation from the busy industrial harbour to a holidaymaker’s playground must be nothing short of miraculous. In fact, Burry Port did not exist until the 1850s, when the village grew up around the new harbour that was built to export the coal produced in the Gwendraeth valley.
Reading about the history of the village, the most memorable event in Burry Port’s history seems to have been that 90 years ago, on June the 18th 1928, Amelia Earhart’s Fokker F7 (on her bid to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic) ran out of fuel and landed in Burry Port’s harbour.
Industry is now largely confined to a few marine and engineering companies and Parsons Pickles. Burry Port has a lifeboat station, a small supermarket and a range of gift and craft shops.
As part of the Millennium project, a cycle track and footpath has been laid from Bynea (Llanelli) to Pembrey – a distance of some 14 miles. A new marina was developed and Burry Port transformed from an industrial heritage site to a busy harbour once more.
The beach is small but relatively uncrowded, and there is a range of water-based activities for visitors to enjoy. It’s mostly sandy, offering a decent amount of space to enjoy picnics and build sandcastles. The beach is dog-friendly throughout the year – ideal for those staying in our cosy dog-friendly holiday cottages! Kite surfing and kayaking are popular activities on the bay – kayaks can be rented from the village for those who want to give it a try.
Despite its relatively small size, the village is home to a good choice of eateries.
Who doesn’t love crepes? Crazie Crepes is a small cafe serving up freshly-made crepes with an assortment of toppings. From gooey Nutella to indulgent Biscoff, you might have a hard time choosing what you’d like!
Enjoy a seaside classic at Joseph’s Fish & Chips. Serving up hearty breakfasts and burgers, it’s a great place to refuel after a long walk by the coast.
Enjoy breakfast at the Surf Bar Cafe, set just behind Station Road.
Distance from Burry Port: Two and a half miles
Boasting spectacular views across the South Wales coast, Sea View Apartment at The Colliers Arms is a stylish two-bedroom apartment in the quaint coastal village of Pwll. A great location for a romantic weekend away, the picturesque Millenium Coastal Path can be joined from your doorstep! You’ll also find an abundance of interesting attractions in the local area, including the Parc Howard Museum and Burry Port Lighthouse.
Enjoy a seaside break at one of our charming Carmarthenshire cottages. From quiet holiday cottages for some much-needed R&R to those right in the centre of town, you’re bound to find the perfect cottage with us. Take a look today and get planning your next Welsh break!
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